Jodi Picoult is one of America’s most well-known novelists. Her books cover a variety of hard-hitting issues such as mental illness, murders and infidelity. Picoult’s style of writing is unique because she, often, does not write from just one character’s perspective. Instead, she writes from many character’s perspectives which allows the reader to become connected to more characters and, therefore, understand the story better.
One of Jodi Picoult’s novels, Nineteen Minutes is a murder mystery centered around a high school. It is told from the perspective of a judge, a detective, the murder suspect and a student connected to the suspect who happens to be the judge’s daughter. This story is impossible to put down and takes its readers on a journey full of twists and turns. The ending is so shocking and unexpected that the reader’s jaw is sure to drop. The book makes one question if there is any justification for killing someone, if insanity is really a valid form of defense and if a victim of bullying has the right to retaliate.
Another one of Picoult’s famous novels is House Rules. This book is about a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is convicted of murdering his tutor. Like Nineteen Minutes, this novel is written from many different perspectives including the boy with autism. This story takes you on a journey through the eyes of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome and the people that love him the most. Of course, like any other Picoult tale, there are many twists and turns to be enjoyed.
If you have not experienced one of Jodi Picoult’s amazing stories, borrow one from the LIM College Library today!
Posted on March 30, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gaas (student worker of the LIM College Library)